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Duke University Libraries, Utopian Literature

The Glenn R. Negley Collection of Utopian Literature in Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library contains over 900 works, dating from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. The collection includes utopias and dystopias, works which, according to Dr. Negley, "use the device of a fictional society or state to present views of an ideal (utopian) or less than ideal (dystopian) value structure," especially focused on the political functioning of the fictional community. Texts in English, from the United States and Great Britain, predominate, but there are also significant numbers of works in German, French, and Spanish.

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Utopias
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Voyages, Imaginary
21
Political science
16
Socialism
10
Social problems
7
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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19OMHS72 Favorites
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fénelon, françois de salignac de la mothe-, 1651-1715
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more, thomas, saint, 1478-1535
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berington, simon, 1680-1755
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grivel, m. (guillaume), 1735-1810
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prévost, abbé, 1697-1763
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bellamy, edward, 1850-1898
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by Mexía, Pedro, 1496?-1552?; Isocrates. To Demonicus. Spanish. 1673
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Palau y Dulcet. Manual del librero hispanoamericano, no. 167284
Topic: Utopias
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by Benson, Robert Hugh, 1871-1914
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Topic: Utopias
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by Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946
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by Souvestre, Émile, 1806-1854
texts
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Translation of Le monde tel qu'il sera
Topic: Utopias
Added t.p., engraved: Tho. Cecill, sculp. London, 1669
Topic: Natural history
Added engraved t.p
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Topic: Melancholy
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Topics: Garden cities, Utopias
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by More, Thomas, Saint, 1478-1535; Burnet, Gilbert, 1643-1715
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1st ed. of Burnet's translation
Topic: Utopias
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by Boccalini, Traiano, 1556-1613; Briani, Girolamo, 1581-1646
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Centuria seconda has title: De' ragguagli di Parnasso ... in questa seconda impressione da molti errori diligentemente espurgata ... In Venetia, MDCXIIII, appresso Giovanni Guerigli
Topic: Political science
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by Atterbom, P. D. A., 1790-1855
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by Emerson, Willis George, 1856-1918; Williams, John A
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Topics: Voyages, Imaginary, Science fiction, American, Utopias
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by Pawlowski, Gaston de, 1874-1933
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Topic: Utopias
Added engraved t.p
Topic: Melancholy
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by Le Guat, François, 1637-1735; Oliver, Samuel Pasfield, 1838-1907
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Paged continuously
Topics: Voyages and travels, Natural history, Paleontology, Utopias
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by Sannazaro, Jacopo, 1458-1530; Portirelli, Luigi, 1774-1838
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Topic: Corniani, Giovanni Battista, 1742-1813
Illustrated frontispiece to the original edition, 1652, included
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by Le Guat, François, 1637-1735; Oliver, Samuel Pasfield, 1838-1907
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Paged continuously
Topics: Voyages and travels, Natural history, Paleontology, Utopias
Duke University Libraries, Utopian Literature
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Topics: Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome, 121-180, Princes, Kings and rulers, Utopias
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by Fénelon, François de Salignac de La Mothe-, 1651-1715; Vallon, L. C
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Title on added t.p.: The adventures of Telemachus, the son of Ulysses / by the Archbishop of Cambray ; in French and English. -- 2nd American ed., carefully compared with the best French eds. / and rev. and corr. by L.C. Vallon. -- Philadelphia : Printed for Mathew Carey [by] Wm. F. M'Laughlin, 1806-1807
Topic: Utopias
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by Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873
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Topic: Utopias
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by Holberg, Ludvig, 1684-1754
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by Donnelly, Ignatius, 1831-1901
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Topics: Atlantis (Legendary place), Deluge
Topic: Planets
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by London, Jack, 1876-1916; Macmillan Company; Norwood Press
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Copyright date from verso of t.p
Topic: Utopias
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by Arrivabene, Lodovico, ca. 1530-ca. 1597
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Remainder of title reads: In questo libro, oltre al piacere, che porge la narratione delle alte cauallerie del glorioso Vitei primo rè della China, & del valoroso Iolao, si hà nella persona di Ezonlom, vno ritratto di ottimo prencipe, & di capitano perfetto. Appresso si acquista notitia di molti paesi, di varij costumi di popoli, di animali, sì da terra, & sì da acqua, di alberi, di frutti, & di simiglianti cose moltissime. Vi si trattano ancora innumerabili quistioni quasi...
Topic: Utopias
Topic: Political science
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by Bruno, Giordano, 1548-1600; Wagner, Adolf, 1774-1835
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Includes reproductions of original title-pages
Topics: Political science, Political ethics
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by Jenkins, Newell Sill
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"Of this book only forty copies have been printed."
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Topic: Jenkins, Newell Sill, 1840-
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by Leonhart, Rudolph, b. 1832; Glenn Negley Collection of Utopian Literature. NcD
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Satire on United States, with cooperative eutopia at the end
Topic: Utopias
Error in paging: 51 numbered 49
Topics: Voyages, Imaginary, Utopias
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by Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626; Rawley, William, 1588?-1667; Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626. New Atlantis
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Added t.p. illus., dated 1631
Topic: Natural history
"Delle cavse della grandezza delle città": p. 309-375
Topics: Political science, State, The, Cities and towns
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by Wilkins, John, 1614-1672; Pre-1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress); George Fabyan Collection (Library of Congress)
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Various paging
Topics: Science, Plurality of worlds, Mechanics, Cryptography
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by Sannazaro, Jacopo, 1458-1530; Menzini, Benedetto, 1646-1704; Morei, Michel Giuseppe, 1695?-1767
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by Bellamy, Edward, 1850-1898
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Sequel to Looking backward
Topic: Utopias
Attributed to C. Ventura. cf. Brit. Mus. Cat
Topic: Political science
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by Bellamy, Edward, 1850-1898
texts
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Sequel: Equality
Topic: Utopias
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by Greg, Percy, 1836-1889; Ballantyne Press
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Printed at the Ballantyne Press
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Topics: Science fiction, English, Utopias
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by Harting, P. (Pieter), 1812-1885; Bikkers, Alexander V. W
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"It was originally published in the Dutch language, the author hiding himself behind the nom de plume of Dr. Dioscorides." -- Translator's pref
Topics: Prophecies, Utopias
Attributed to C. Ventura. cf. Brit. Mus. Cat
Topic: Political science
Duke University Libraries, Utopian Literature
by Tarde, Gabriel de, 1843-1904; Brereton, Cloudesley, 1863-1937; Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946
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Translation of Fragment d'histoire future
Topic: Civilization, Modern
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by Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626; Rawley, William, 1588?-1667; Gruterus, Jacobus; Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626. New Atlantis. Latin
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Added engr. t.-p
Topic: Natural history
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by La Mettrie, Julien Offray de, 1709-1751
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Physiology, Materialism, Mind and body, Utopias
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by Gull, Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger, 1876-1923
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Topic: Utopias
Title vignette (port.)
Topic: Utopias
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by Donnelly, Ignatius, 1831-1901
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Topics: Atlantis (Legendary place), Drift, Comets
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by More, Thomas, Saint, 1478-1535; Hoogstraten, Frans van, 1632-1696
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Signatures: *⁸, A-L⁸
Topic: Utopias
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by Souvestre, Émile, 1806-1854; Bertall, 1820-1882; Penguilly L'Haridon, O. (Octave), 1811-1870; Saint Germain, Prosper
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by Bruno, Giordano, 1548-1600; Wagner, Adolf, 1774-1835
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Includes reproductions of original title-pages
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by Greg, Percy, 1836-1889; Ballantyne Press
texts
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comment 1
Printed at the Ballantyne Press
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Topics: Science fiction, English, Utopias
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texts
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"Colophon: In Venetia, Appresso Giouanni Antonio Bertano. MDLXXVIII."
Written by Thomas Artus--"Avis au lecteur"
Topics: Henry III, King of France, 1551-1589, Homosexuality
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texts
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Topics: Forecasting, Twentieth century, Civilization
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by Fuller, Alvarado Mortimer, 1851-1924
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Topic: Utopias
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by Phelon, W. P. (William P.); Hermetic Book Concern. pbl; Black Cat Press. prt
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Verso of t.p.: Black Cat Press
Topic: Atlantis (Legendary place)
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by Fontenelle, M. de (Bernard Le Bovier), 1657-1757; Gardiner, William
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Topic: Plurality of worlds
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by More, Thomas, Saint, 1478-1535; Robinson, Ralph, b. 1521; Ellis, Frederick Startridge, 1830-1901; Morris, William, 1834-1896; Kelmscott Press
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Reprint of the edition of 1556 with a foreword by Morris
Topic: Utopias
Translation of: Looking backward, 2000-1887
Topics: Utopias, Twentieth century
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by Dixie, Florence, Lady, 1857-1905; Leona Bowman Carpenter Collection of English and American Literature. NcD; Glenn Negley Collection of Utopian Literature. NcD
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eye 1,178
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Publisher's advertisements on final leaf
Topics: Women's rights, Utopias
Topic: Twentieth century
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by Zola, Émile, 1840-1902; Vizetelly, Ernest Alfred, 1853-1922
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by Nichols, Thomas Low, 1815-1901; Nicholson, Valentine, 1809-1904; Glenn Negley Collection of Utopian Literature. NcD
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Anonymous. Attributed to Thomas Low Nichols by Sargent
Topics: Free love, Spiritualism, Utopias
Headpiece: A confidential communication.--I. The Reverend John Creedy.--II. Frasine's first communion.--III. The child of the phalanstery.--IV. The abbé's repentance.--V. Wolverden tower.--VI. Janets Nemesis.--Intermezzo: Langalula.--VII. The curate of Churnside.--VIII. Cecca's lover.--IX. The backslider.--X. John Cann's treasure.--XI. Ivan Greet's masterpiece.--XII. The churchwarden's brother.--Tailpiece: A matter of standpoint
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by Flammarion, Camille, 1842-1925; M., A. A; A. A. M; R. M
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by Fénelon, François de Salignac de La Mothe-, 1651-1715
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Errata extantiora: p. [235]
Topics: Political science, Education of princes
"The exquisite presswork and binding [are] by Cranston & Curts, Cincinnati."
Topic: Utopias
Dated at end: Pittsburgh, February 21, 1833
Topic: Utopias
Attributed to C. Ventura. cf. Brit. Mus. Cat
Topic: Political science
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by Emanuel, V. R. (Victor Rousseau), 1879-1960
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by Ingelo, Nathaniel, 1621?-1683
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A religious allegory, a covert attack upon Oliver Cromwell, cf. Halkett & Laing, I, 192
Topics: Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658, Reformation, Utopias
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by Gratacap, L. P. (Louis Pope), 1851-1917; Leona Bowman Carpenter Collection of English and American Literature. NcD; Glenn Negley Collection of Utopian Literature. NcD
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Scientific-utopian novel
Topics: Lost tribes of Israel, Utopias
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by Fénelon, François de Salignac de La Mothe-, 1651-1715; Fasquelle, Louis, 1808-1862
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Publisher's advertisements: p. [2]-[3] at end
Topic: Utopias
Ascribed to Samuel Gott by S. K. Jones (in the library, 3d ser., no. 3, v. 1, July 1910)